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Questions related to the 2014 Australian horror film, The Babadook

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Is the Babadook symbolic of the dead father?

In The Babadook, the monster wears clothes similar to those we find out the father wore, in fact the mother was scared to see his clothes hanging against the wall in one scene, mistaking him for the ...
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What's the significance of Amelia's toothache/jaw pain?

I loved The Babadook. I watched it 2 weeks ago and I'm still trying to take it all in. What I can't seem to understand is, what's the significance of Amelia's toothache or jaw hurting? Did I miss ...
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What are the Babadook's powers/abilities?

In the 2014 Australian horror movie, the Babadook, the eponymous monster is implied to grow stronger as the victim denies it. Towards the end, Amelia acknowledges the monster which makes him weak, or ...
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Ending of babadook

In the last scene of The Babadook when Amelia takes worms downstairs to the babadook: Why is it there? Is it by choice or is it a captive? How did telling it not to harm her son drive it off? Why ...